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Author Lynch, David (Judge), author.

Title The role of circuit courts in the formation of United States law in the early Republic : following Supreme Court Justices Washington, Livingston, Story, and Thompson / David Lynch.

Published OXFORD [UK] ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2018.


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Physical description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Supreme Court Justices and the circuit experiment -- A team effort -- Why Washington, Livingston, Story, and Thompson? -- The federal circuit courts : shaping local and national justice for an emerging Republic -- The politics of federal law -- The grand jury charge : a bond between government and citizen -- The circuit court discourse in the constitutional ratification and Senate -- Debates -- The jurisdiction of the federal circuit courts -- A certain uniformity of decisions in united states law? -- Bushrod Washington : the role of precedent and the preservation of vested interests -- A federalist's journey from revolutionary Virginia to the Supreme Court -- Justice Washington and the role of precedent in the federal legal system -- Property rights and commercial law on circuit -- States' rights, the War of 1812, and slavery -- Henry Brockholst Livingston : consolidating mercantile law -- The early years : political allegiances : from Federalist to Republican -- Commercial law for New York State -- A Republican on a Federalist Supreme Court -- Maritime and commercial law for the United States -- Joseph Story : admiralty expertise and the importation of common law -- A modernising influence on law and procedure on the First Circuit -- Admiralty and the enforcement of embargo laws -- Consistency through the sharing of expertise -- The supremacy of federal law -- The protection of minority groups -- Importing common law into the federal legal system -- Smith Thompson : promoting commerce, state sovereignty, and the protection of the Cherokee Nation -- State Supreme Court : statutory interpretation and New York "hard law" -- Contractual obligations on the Second circuit and on the court -- What is to be left to the states? -- The Cherokee nation and the African-American slave.
Other formats Also issued in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2014 dcunns.
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829.
Livingston, Brockholst, 1757-1823.
Story, Joseph, 1779-1845.
Thompson, Smith, 1768-1843.
United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- History.
Circuit courts -- United States -- History.
Law -- United States -- History.
United States -- History -- 1783-1865.
ISBN 9781509910885 (online)
9781509910854 (hardback)
9781509910861 (electronic book)
9781509910878 (PDF)